Dr Tammy Horton is a Research Scientist at the National Oceanography Centre (NOC), Southampton. She is an expert in deep-sea taxonomy, ecology and biodiversity, with 20 years research experience, including participation in deep-sea research cruises.
She is well known for her taxonomic work, which has resulted in the descriptions of numerous new species of deep-sea amphipods, and her contributions to the understanding of the diversity and ecology of deep-sea ecosystems.
Tammy is the Chair of the Steering Committee of the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS), a database that captures the names of all marine species globally, and she coordinates the World Amphipoda Database (WAD) and the World Register of Deep-Sea Species (WoRDSS) which aims to capture the names of all species living deeper than 500m.
Dr Horton is an expert in the use and care of marine invertebrate specimen collections, having begun her academic career working at the Natural History Museum, London, and now as the curator and manager of the Discovery Collections, a unique collection of more than 70,000 deep-sea samples and specimens held at the NOC.
Tammy also teaches invertebrate zoology and parasitology and supervises research students at the University of Southampton.
With her extensive expertise and experience we are thrilled to have Dr Tammy Horton as Guest Curator for Monsters of the Deep.